Kate Upton Blasts Dolphins' National Anthem Protest: 'A Disgrace!'
Yesterday a few Miami Dolphins decided to take a page out of Colin Kaepernick's book. By being sub-par athletes? Not exactly... Barring the fact that they've been virtually irrelevant since the 70's, of course. Before their game, they took a knee to protest the National Anthem. Why? Because you're a racist. Or something...
Wait, did we mention yesterday was the 15th anniversary of 9/11? Because yesterday was the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Model/actress Kate Upton noticed this. Her response? Not impressed. She took to Instagram to exercise her First Amendment rights...
The four players — running back Arian Foster, outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins, free safety Michael Thomas and wide receiver Kenny Stills — [kneeled] down on their right knee as the song played before the Dolphins' 12-10 loss to the Seahawks in Seattle on Sunday.
Upton, who is engaged to Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, specifically condemned the players' actions as "more horrific" because they occurred on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Here's her Instagram post...
In my opinion, the national anthem is a symbolic song about our country. It represents honoring the many brave men and women who sacrifice and have sacrificed their lives each and every single day to protect our freedom.
Protest all you want and use social media all you want. However, during the nearly two minutes when that song is playing, I believe everyone should put their hands on their heart and be proud of our country for we are all truly blessed. Recent history has shown that it is a place where anyone no matter what race or gender has the potential to become President of the United States.
We live in the most special place in the world and should be thankful. After the song is over, I would encourage everyone to please use the podium they have, stand up for their beliefs, and make America a better place.
The rebuilding of battery park and the freedom tower demonstrates that amazing things can be done in this country when we work together towards a common goal. It is a shame how quickly we have forgotten this as a society. Today we are more divided then ever before. I could never imagine multiple people sitting down during the national anthem on the September 11th anniversary.
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Yeah, the Dolphins just got schooled by Kate Upton.
Mind you, this display was joint by the Seahawks "protest" where they stood, but the entire team joined arms. The Seahawks have always been classier. (see Russell Wilson is the New Tim Tebow and What Richard Sherman REALLY Said about #BlackLivesMatter)
But to Kate Upton's point, who do the Dolphins think they're going to reach on 9/11? They picked the worst day to be turdnuggets. Blatant wrongness aside - isn't the point of the demonstration, in theory, to convert hearts and minds? Because it seems all they did was insult the entire country... But then again, protesters and logic don't tend to go together. Protesters and moronic insults, on the other hand? Now that's a common pairing.
Anyway, speaking of smart blondes...